I remember my first appreciation for the power of music struck me on a Sunday evening at age 10 as I watched the Beatles performing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" on the Ed Sullivan show. The reaction from the audience I witnessed on that small black and white screen was a real eye (and ear) opener for me. Not many years after that I began teaching myself guitar and started to write songs. As I got older it was my love of a good story that converted me into a country songwriter. I've always enjoyed reading about other writers, and one of the most memorable quotes I ever read was by Johnny Cash who said he used the "KISS" method of writing. An acronym for "Keep It Simple Stupid". I thought that sounded pretty easy, WRONG!!!! I learned quickly that writing a simple song is not easy. After a lifetime of writing, and several spiral bound notebooks, I hope I have grown to be a better writer, and hope I will always continue to improve. I have had a few songs published, a few songs on independent artist albums, and a few placed on hold by such artists as Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, etc.
I live in Kansas and have a wonderful loving family, but I travel to Nashville every chance I get. My songs are demoed in Nashville and pitched by Song Rocket Music. I still have dreams of making it to the big show someday, and hopefully being able to work with more Nashville publishers, artists, and labels. Thank you for listening.